What I want to share from my experiences is that love conquers everything.It is my hope that it will inspire the readers to open their hearts to the Divine. If we can try to understand that we all are equally part of the Divine and are here to achieve this greater Truth and to realise our Self - if we make this our goal and do everything with Love…then everything will be lovely and you will always be happy.


Sri Swami Vishwananda

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Do you think God is far away?

When we look at Shiva, He’s in deep mediation. You all have seen a murti of Shiva. What we see is that He’s a great yogi sitting in deep meditation. Yet, we look for liberation. We pray to Him, we are always asking Him, but we don’t take his example. In our Hindu culture we always talk about mukti. We always say that we have incarnated here because of our karma, to liberate our Selves, yet, we forget about it. We know it because the mind always looks for something greater. Even if it’s attached to matter, to things, it still jumps always from one thing to another until it reaches the ultimate.
So when we talk about liberation, the question will arise “How do we attain it?“ How? When you ask this question, automatically you say “Yes, I have to do this or I have to do that,” but liberation doesn’t lie in the process of doing, it lies in the process of undoing. In doing you are always accelerating the mind, whereas in undoing certain things, you are decelerating the processes of the mind. This is where the mind enters a peaceful state, parashanti. Great Peace is revealed to you.
It’s so simple. When you look at Shiva, He’s just sitting, but deep inside He’s centred within Himself.  He is sitting inside of Himself. It’s simple. For example, when you play nice music, what happens? You lose yourself in it. You are not aware of who is around you, who is walking and what they are doing. In the same way as when somebody is listening to music and they lose themselves. If they move one step forward and lose themselves in the higher consciousness, they will forget the body and the mind.
So if one is lost in the Supreme Consciousness, then the truth reveals itself. Do you think God is far away? No, He is your Self. It’s just that when illusion is removed, then you start to shine. Then you realise what the Gita said “The one who looks for me or the one who Realises me and the one who is a true Yogi sees me everywhere, in everything.”

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